The WITI@UC Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology. Awardees will be leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, and their service and mentorship to foster inclusion in the field.

Awards will be made in five categories, described below:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Academic Leadership
  • Early Career
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Next Generation Engagement

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Executive Leadership Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership by supporting the professional development and promotion of women in technology within their companies, organizations or the field at large.

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ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Academic Leadership Award recognizes senior leaders in academia or national labs who have a demonstrated record of accomplishment and have encouraged or mentored young scholars or colleagues.

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EARLY CAREER AWARD

The Early Career Award recognizes promising young leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes women leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector who have undertaken technically innovative work and who have made significant contributions to promoting greater diversity and inclusion of women in the tech sector.

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NEXT GENERATION ENGAGEMENT AWARD

The Next Generation Engagement Award recognizes organizations or programs that encourage girls or young women to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Awards will include travel support to attend the Women in Tech Symposium on November 30, 2017, at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California, where awards and cash prizes will be presented.

Timeline

Sept. 8: Nominations open
Oct. 6, 5:00 p.m. PST: Deadline to submit nominations
Early November: WITI@UC Athena Awards announced
Nov. 30: WITI@UC Athena Awards presented at the Women in Tech Symposium

Registration for the Women in Tech symposium on November 30, 2017 is available now at womenintech17.eventbrite.com